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When will a person be declared legally dead under Australian law?
It's often remarked that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. We'll ignore the taxes component and instead, we'll take a closer look at the laws relating to death, because that's always an uplifting topic. It's understandable if you have never really thought too much about the legal implications ...
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Can evidence derived from hypnosis be used in court? 
As an avid watcher of hypnosis related shows, this writer began to wonder if evidence adduced from a person that underwent hypnosis, can be considered admissible in court. Many of us will have seen shows where hypnosis was used as a tool to catch the baddie, because the innocent party could not, ...
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Settling legal disputes by battle: A brief history of duelling. 
We can admit that it gets tiresome writing about the law sometimes and like other employees elsewhere, we here at FindLaw would also like the occasional break from our daily professional tasks. However, we're still compelled to write something law related so we actually looked up the history of duels ...
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How A “Mates’ Rates” Contract Can Come Back To Haunt You .
by Greg Carter, Commercial Litigator and Mediator. A dispute arose between the owner of land and a builder regarding the price for constructing a building on the land: the owner argued that the contract was a fixed price contract to do the work for $100000; the builder argued that the contract was a “do ...
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Spotlight on ABN entitlement.
The ATO recently announced it will review the entitlement of recently issued ABNs. The Australian Business Register (ABR) receives a high number of ABN registrations per month and wishes to ensure ABNs are only being issued where there is an entitlement. Cleardocs has been arranging ABNs on ...
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Do we have the right to freedom of speech in Australia?
Some of us may presume that because we live in a liberal democracy like Australia, certain personal freedoms are a given – like free speech – and that any imposition on a person's speech would be viewed as an attempt to curtail the freedom. Additionally, we're going to presume (for the sake of the ...
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What should be in my contract of employment?
There's no longer an expectation that a person will be employed in the one place for life, therefore, if you're on the hunt for a new role – and are successful – there are a number of things that should be present in your contract of employment for it to be valid. Starting off with well, the existence of an actual ...
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A brief introduction to prostitution laws in Australia.
Often referred to as the “world's oldest profession”, prostitution conjures up many images for different people. However, we here at FindLaw aren't interested in the wider social commentary, but rather, we're just fascinated by the laws associated with prostitution. So without further ado, here's a broad look ...
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Can a person get into trouble for having sex in a public place? 
It's possible that every person reading this article has heard of the expression, 'sex sells'. Or if you aren't aware of the idiom, you'll probably be mindful that if something has a titillating component, it would be of interest to a fair few people out there. Sure we here at FindLaw usual deal with pretty serious ...
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Queensland Government seeking input on Right to Information Act and Information Privacy Act.
The Queensland Government is currently undertaking a review of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) and Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (Information Privacy Act). The Government recently published a consultation paper (Consultation Paper) which looks at issues raised in 2013 and ...
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Can intoxication from alcohol or drugs be used as a defence to a crime?
We're probably not suggesting anything too controversial when we write that Australians like a drink or two. Generally speaking, the majority of people will have a few drinks and behave themselves. However, for a small minority, getting drunk (or high on drugs) can sometimes lead to a situation where ...
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An explanation of dishonesty offences under Australian law.
by The FindLaw Team. Now, if being dishonest was an actual offence, it would be safe to say that everyone reading this would probably be guilty. However, there are a number of statutes that exist which make acting dishonestly as part of an offence, and we'll explain how dishonesty offences operate.
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